True Blue’s Corner
Published: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Updated: Monday, November 5, 2012 20:11
It is no simple feat getting thousands of fans screaming at once. There must be tradition, pride, and spirit for one common goal and team.
Throughout the 2011-12 Buffalo Bulls’ basketball season, True Blue proved to have all the above.
Each game was packed with students, creating an unbelievable atmosphere. But what if I said there was one moment that defined last year? One moment to explain exactly what True Blue is? On Saturday, Feb. 11, against Western Michigan, the collegiate sports world saw what True Blue could do.
Although the Bulls were down throughout the game, True Blue would not let the team quit. The UB community had likely never seen their students so riled up. With the game on the line and just over a second remaining, WMU’s Matt Stainbrook had to shoot two free throws to seal a WMU win (with Buffalo up by 1). While staring into the faces of thousands of True Blue screaming fans, the crowd’s intensity proved to be too overwhelming for Stainbrook, causing him to miss both shots. For a solid 10 minutes after the last miss, True Blue was dancing, jeering, jumping, laughing, and yelling.
True Blue came out that day in numbers and attacked the opposing team, in what USA Today called a “thriller.” It was not only a defining moment of the 2011-12 season but also True Blue history. I can only imagine what we can accomplish in this upcoming year. So get excited and make sure to join True Blue this year so you don’t miss out on any of the excitement and memorable moments to come!
For more information on True Blue, email President Vincent Buttimer: firstname.lastname@example.org